While the groundhog was seeing its shadow on Monday morning, I looked out my back window and found snow flurries falling at the same time the sun was shining. As a child I would have thought that looked magical, rather than grumbling about not wanting six more weeks of winter. So I took a picture to remind myself that how we feel about things is all a matter of how we look at them.

Sun shining on my deck while snow flurries are falling. 

The flurries can’t be seen very well through the screen, but I think the photo shows at least a little of the soft magical look. Although it’s clear and cold here today, the sunshine coming through the windows feels warm. Every moment of our days is like a high-resolution snapshot packed full of little details, and we’re always free to choose which ones get our attention!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Well said! Thanks for the reminder! Have a great day!

  2. It’s always delicious to feel warm! 🙂

  3. In our part of England we don’t get much snow and even then it doesn’t stick around for more than a few hours, so we always get very excited when it does…..and then we adults moan about delayed public transport and school closures and dirty slush. This is a great reminder to look at life through the eyes of an excited child and to focus on the magic! 🙂

    • When I was a young child I lived in Southern California, where it doesn’t snow except in the mountains; so it was especially magical when we went to visit my grandparents at Christmas in snowy Connecticut.

  4. A child sees the glass half full instead of half empty. How id it we get so far away from those positive ways of thinking. You’ve posted a thought provoking message in your nurturing.

  5. Hi Meg, I can imagine the snow flurries in there, they are pretty, shinning like diamonds. We need to find beauty everywhere to be easy to keep up, last february I did an instagram challenge, where each day I took a gratitude photo, seeing beauty around really helped at that time. Have a great weekend!

  6. You’re so right. The nuances of each day are filtered through the lens of our lives. We pick and choose which ones to focus upon…

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